Our music instructors bring decades of experience to our studio!

Autumn Pepper – Violin and Viola

Ms. Autumn Pepper has demonstrated a strong passion for teaching and performing. With over 8 years of teaching experience and over 14 years of playing experience, she hopes to use her qualifications to the betterment of others.

She has soloed with the Eastern Arizona College Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and won numerous awards and honors, including the Alice Kirschner Prize in Violin from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and second place in the Solo Honors Competition from the Lamont School of Music. She has participated in international music festivals, including the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival (Vermont), Castleman Quartet Program (New York), and Domaine Forget (Quebec) where she collaborated with powerful players and instructors such as Janet Sung and Charles Castleman. She has played for masterclasses for James Buswell (NEC), Brian Lewis (UT), and Rachel Barton Pine.

Ms. Autumn received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (Magna Cum Laude) and Suzuki (Books 1-4) Certification from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music, under the tutelage of Mark Rush and Kathleen Spring. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Violin Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado, Boulder with Harumi Rhodes.

Well established in Colorado, she has taught for Castle Rock Music, Denver Musical Arts, and El Sistema Colorado. She has performed with the Denver Philharmonic, Englewood Arts, and Pueblo Symphony.

Ms. Autumn hopes to never stop honing her craft or developing the passion for life that music inspires, and she knows she can pass that wonderment and excitement on to her students. She is happily welcoming new students into her studio from age levels four-and-a-half through adulthood on both violin and viola.

Emily Taylor – Cello

Emily Taylor graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance and a minor in Communication Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Cello Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado Boulder, studying under David Requiro. She has also studied with cellists Anne Francis Bayless (Fry Street Quartet), Matthew Zalkind, Walter Haman, and Patie Pinkston. Emily recently performed as a cello soloist with the USU Chamber Singers at the International Choral Festival in Xi’an, China and has also performed as a soloist with the USU Symphony Orchestra. She is a Suzuki Certified teacher and enjoys teaching students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. Emily has been teaching private lessons since 2014, including two years teaching cello lessons at Utah State University and two years teaching elementary school orchestra before beginning her Master’s degree at CU Boulder. In her spare time, Emily loves being outdoors, painting, reading, and spending time with her husband.

Violin lessons, Viola Lessons, and Cello Lessons at the Music Education Center in Broomfield

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